Skoda’s Next SUV For India Named As ‘Skoda Kamiq’

by Mohammed Burman | 25/01/2019
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The all-new SUV from Skoda which is expected to be launched in India in early 2020 to compete against the Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier has been named Skoda Kamiq.

The name “Kamiq” originates from the language of the Inuit people who live in remote Greenland and northern Canada. In their language, “Kamiq” means something which can deal with all conditions. The SUV has been named “Kamiq” to represent the expectations that it can effortlessly overcome most difficult road conditions. This name has also been given to the China-bound SUV by the Czechs automaker. Noteworthily, the name follows the company’s naming strategy for their SUVs with the first letter being “K” and the last letter being “Q”. It will soon participate in the Skoda’s SUV portfolio in India after the Kodiaq and the Karoq.

Skoda Kamiq red plate

The upcoming SUV from Skoda for the Indian auto market has been named Kamiq

Skoda has not disclosed the appearance of its forthcoming SUV, but a teaser video has been published to showcase its prominent headlamps and DRLs. The Skoda Kamiq will take the design cues from the Skoda Vision-X concept, and it will make an official debut at the next Detroit Motor Show.  The LED DRLs in the front will give the Kamiq a glamorous road appearance. The headlamps and the DRLs will come with separate housings. Take a look at the teaser.

Skoda Kamiq – Teaser

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Underpinned by the MQB platform of the Volkswagen Group, the Skoda Kamiq will compete against the Volkswagen’s T-Cross once it is launched in the global market later this year. The SUV is also anticipated to go to India by early 2020 after its global launch. It will be based on the economic MQB-A0 platform which is being specifically developed for the developing auto markets like India. Expected to be the most reasonably-priced SUV in India, the Kamiq will directly take on the likes of other vehicles in the same segment like the recently-launched Tata Harrier and the Hyundai Creta.

2019 Tata Harrier orange left side

The Tata Harrier is one of the direct rivals of the upcoming Skoda Kamiq in India

The India-spec Skoda Kamiq will be powered by a 1.0L turbocharged petrol motor and is expected to be manufactured with a high level of localisation to keep its price down. We will update the latest information about the upcoming Skoda Kamiq so stay tuned with us here and look forward to the launch of the forthcoming most affordable SUV in India together.

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